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this bill would have increased the deficit. if you can run a deficit to go to war, you can run a deficit to take care of the people who fought in it. joining me is the chair of the senate committee on affairs, the senator from vermont. they said the multi-billion dollar bills face to make necessary reforms. what do you say to that? >> i say they're dead wrong and so does virtually every veterans organization in the country representing millions of veterans. chris, what i have learned since i've been chairman of the veterans committee is the cost of war is much deeper and more significant than i think most people know. we're talking about hundreds of thousands of young men and women coming back from iraq and afghanistan with ptsd and tbi. we're talking about 2,300 of you're soldiers who suffered wounds so that they're unable too have babies. we're talking in terms of older veterans, you have women, wives staying home taking care of disabled vets, 24 hours a day, seven days a week who get virtually no kinds of support from the federal government. you're talking about young people who were
the deficit? because we all know nothing animates the republican party more than reducing the deficit. what's that you say? oh, it would increase the deficit by $74 billion over 10 years. impossible. of course, this bill is not going to become law. it is very instructive as a reminder that any actual commitment to legislating our complex business an teen health insurance regime will help create disruptions. the republican strategy to kill obama care has been to point to the disruptions it has created and it may create and say the end of the world is nye. if they ever got around to implementing their own plan, that would have its own disruptions. this friday, house majority leader eric cantor will meet with leaders to work on putting together what will be billed as the house republican alternative to obama care. here's my prediction. he could come out of that meeting with two dozen alternatives, but the republican party will actually get behind exactly none of them. not in any real way. that would mean grappling with the reality of reforming health care, and not just throwing stones from the
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